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Apple Vintage Find Worth $200,000

A rare collectible, Apple 1 computer, worth $200,000, was discovered at Clean Bay Area’s e-waste recycling in Milpitas. Last month, a woman was cleaning out her garage, after her husband’s death,  discarded boxes of electronics at the warehouse in San Francisco.

Only about 200 of the first-generation Apple computers were made and only about 63 of those early machines are said to have survived. The computer has about 4kB of memory. A modern day MacBook has two million times more memory. 

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Believing that the boxes contained nothing of value “She said, ‘No no no, it’s total crap. Just take it and recycle it,'” recalled Vice President Victor Gichun “She drove away and didn’t give me any information.” She didn't even collect the receipt. 

Two weeks later, Gichun and his partner were contacted and alerted of the unusual find by one of Clean Bay Area's employees. Former biotech engineer, Gichun's partner recognised the gadget as one of the first generation desktop computers put together by none other than Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976. 

The Vintage computer was sold to a private collector for $200,000 in cash by Clean Bay Area. A cheap buy for an Apple 1 computer, last year a working Apple 1 computer was auctioned for $905,000. 

Clean Bay Area have launched a web and media campaign to track her down so she can receive her half of the cash they got for the machine. Gichun said kindly "We tried to find her locally" speaking with local media outlets "I will see her car and recognise her and give her a $100,000 check".   

The mystery woman, who is said to between 60 - 70 years old, just needs to return to Milpitas donation centre to collect the money. Mr Gichun told San Jose Mercury News, "To prove who she is, I just need to look at her." 



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